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Impact round-up: December 2023

Welcome to the winter edition of our impact round-up. Sarah Menzies, senior consultant, runs through our new impact help and guidance and shares upcoming evaluation events and training.

Strategy and evaluation help and guidance

We recently refreshed our strategy and evaluation help and guidance.

Theory of change

Our theory of change help page guides you through the entire theory of change process.

Starting with defining your theory of change, we explore different applications, help you understand the process and provide practical tips.

Evaluation framework

Our monitoring and evaluation framework guidance includes insights on setting outcomes and indicators and what to include in a framework.

Data collection and evaluation

Get help with data collection. We’ve developed guidance on various methods such as interviews, focus groups, questionnaires and creative methods.

If you need a steer on quant and qual analysis, our resources will give you a great head start. From preparing your data for analysis to selecting appropriate analytical approaches, we provide insights and ideas to help you effectively present your findings.

We’ve also developed guidance on writing an evaluation report. Our advice includes:

  • software recommendations to help with the process
  • guidance on tailoring your approach to meet your audiences’ needs
  • essential headings and key questions
  • help with interpreting data.

He’s also developed a highly useable (and free) one page dissemination plan.

NCVO evaluation and impact training

Our accessible and affordable training and events focus on key topics to help support you and your work.

We ensure your learning needs are met through interactive, live sessions with knowledgeable trainers. NCVO members also receive a 30% discount on training.

Upcoming courses

Creating a theory of change for your charity (online)

Outcomes and impact measurement (online)

Tools and methods for measuring outcomes (online)

Can’t make these dates? Browse all upcoming impact and evaluation training course dates.

We can also come to you!

All of our courses can be delivered in-house. We’re happy to discuss your needs and provide quotes for bespoke training solutions for staff, trustees or volunteers.

Get in touch for more information

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